Re: Todd Sucherman here!
It's not really the best thing for the heads. If that were an issue for me I wouldn't do it, but it's not really a problem. But I can't recommend it---and I don't mind changing heads, so.......
Thanks a lot for the kind words. To answer #1, I just tune the drums where I think they sound best. I use my ear and nothing else. If they sound good to me they should work for whatever situation I find myself in, miced up or not. And #2, yes, a clear Ambassador on the gong drum. You are correct!